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Jan
7
Mon
Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen! @ Bright Star World Dance
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 6:45 pm
Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen! @ Bright Star World Dance

Save $10 when you sign up by December 21! Lean movements, rhythms, and cultural context of Egyptian style belly dance dance in a friendly and supportive environment during this 12-week class for total beginners.

YOU are perfect for belly dance, right now. You don’t need to lose weight or be flexible. You just need to be ready to have fun learn something new!

People of all genders, backgrounds, and body types are welcome, ages 14+. Yoga/exercise wear, bare feet. Jingly hip scarves and finger cymbals available to borrow or buy at class.

Reserve your spot today at rosanoreen.com !

When: January 7-April 10, 2019, Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM
How Much: $154/seven-week class
Discount: Save $10 if you sign up by December 11!
http://rosanoreen.com/

Feb
8
Fri
Maine Pond Hockey Classic @ Snow Pond
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day
Maine Pond Hockey Classic @ Snow Pond

The Maine Pond Hockey Classic was established in 2013 with the goal of becoming the biggest and best pond hockey style tournament in the State of Maine. Located in Central Maine; originally on China Lake, now hosted on Snow Pond (Sidney, Maine) and minutes off I-95, the Maine Pond Hockey Classic is perfectly positioned to attract teams from all over Maine and beyond.

We aim to provide and exceptional experience for everyone involved with the tournament and make the Maine Pond Hockey Classic a tournament that represents everything that is great about winter in the Northeast!

FMI: www.mainepondhockey.org

Somerset SnowFest @ Skowhegan, Maine
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day
Somerset SnowFest @ Skowhegan, Maine

Somerset SnowFest is a weekend-long celebration of all things winter! Featured activities include a snowman building competition (weather dependent), ice fishing derby, orienteering race, equestrian skijoring event (competitor registration is now open), family sledding at the park, a dog-friendly hike at Lake George, and an adult brunch walk at Lakewood Golf Course. For a full listing of activities and associated registrations please visit SomersetSnowFest.org

Feb
11
Mon
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Feb 11 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Feb
12
Tue
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom
Feb 12 all-day
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom

Join Portland Swing Project for Beginning Swing Dance Classes! We provide clear step-by-step instruction, plenty of practice time to build confidence and you never need a partner – we rotate in class so you meet and dance with everyone. And it’s fun! We promise.

FMI: www.portlandswingproject.com/tuesday-classes-a–b-level.html

Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Feb 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 12 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

Skimo Uphill Series presented by Green Machine Bike Shop @ Lost Valley Ski Area
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm
Skimo Uphill Series presented by Green Machine Bike Shop @ Lost Valley Ski Area

Skin Up, Ski Down! Every Tuesday Night in February!
Lost Valley’s Skimo Series, presented by Green Machine Bike Shop, is every Tuesday Night through February 2018
$10 Skimo event Ticket (purchase in lodge at Ticket Counter)

Event starts and ends in front of the base lodge at the Trail Map (near the lodge entrance) at 6:30pm…Start location may change each week so check in with the ticket counter or watch for updated posts into this event for details

Official race time is 6:30 pm start Can’t start another lap after 7.00 pm.

DETAILS

-4criterium style event
-any ski or split boards allowed. No nordic skis, must have metal edges
-headlights required (trail up may not be lit)
-helmets required
Exciting course is set and ready to go for tonight! Here’s the format: last lap can’t start after 30 minutes. Racers will be tracked along the course at various checkpoints. Racers will be timed and place will be determined by number of Laps and overall times. Points will be given in order of place starting with 50 points for first, 49 for second etc. everyone also gets 1 point each week for showing up and anyone who comes all 4 weeks will get 4 additional bonus points. Categories for male & female. Weekly place prize winners as well as overall series winners Join us after the race for beers and food in the brewpub Results & prizes available each night at 8p in the brew pub area.

**Headlamp required**

Prizes, drinks and fun in the Lost Valley Pub Area after the event. Weekly standings and prizes, random giveaways and series long standings & prizes too.

FMI log on to www.lostvalleyski.com/skimo.html

Also: www.facebook.com/events/601439303628518/

Feb
13
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Feb 13 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland
Feb 13 @ 6:30 am
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland SWEAT Project
FREE OUTDOOR WORKOUT

there is no better way to wake up and say good morning than with a group of strangers who all happen to be in one place because of an early morning workout

WHO? Good People. [age, athletic ability, social status, ethnicity – not applicable] In other words, this is for EVERYONE.

WHAT? FREE outdoor sweat session. Workouts are scalable and FUN. The sweat session will challenge you, the atmosphere will change you.

WHERE? Various locations in Portland (Baxter Boulevard/Back Cove Trail, Eastern Prom, City Hall.). See www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/ for each week’s location

WHEN? Wednesdays at 6:29 AM – Rain or Shine

WHY? Because sometimes we need a reminder to wake up and get moving. It’s your accountability, motivation and reason to get in shape.

All you have to do is lace up your shoes and show up.
See you there.

FMI: www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/

Beginner Swing Dancing Class with Lindy Maine @ The Dance Hall
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner Swing Dancing Class with Lindy Maine @ The Dance Hall

Beginner swing dancing is fun, active, and social! You don’t need a partner and you don’t need any experience. Total beginners are VERY welcome. 8-week progressive session starts Wednesday, 2/6. A 30-minute practice session follows class.

$12 for drop-in class
$80 for all 8 weeks
More info at lindymaine.weebly.com/swing.html

Wednesdays, 2/6/19 through 3/27/19 (8 weeks) in Kittery
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Swing Dancing/6-Count Swing, A1
7 – 7:30 pm – Practice Session

Wednesdays, 4/3/19 through 5/22/19 (8 weeks) in Kittery
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Swing Dancing/Charleston, A3
7 – 7:30 pm – Practice Session

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Feb
14
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Valentines Snowshoe Dance at L.L.Bean @ LL Bean Discovery Park
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring your family and friends to shake their snowshoes at our Valentines Snowshoe Dance. MSR is bringing some of the latest snowshoes, but please bring your own if you have them. We will be cranking some prime dance tunes. Too shy to dance? Sip a hot chocolate and have a few laughs while others limbo, twist and boogie the night away.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy.
WHERE TO MEET: Meet at the Flagship store Discovery Park.
WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers; no cotton), insulated waterproof footwear, snowshoes, small day pack with extra clothes, snacks, water, personal medications.
OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED ITEMS: Camera.

Ayurvedic Wellness Classes for Women @ Urban Farm Fermentory
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
Ayurvedic Wellness Classes for Women @ Urban Farm Fermentory

Do you want to have a balanced life?
Wondering what is the best diet and lifestyle for you?
Come learn this ancient holistic system that has worked for over 5000 years. No fad, just common sense.

This 6-class series on ayurvedic wellness for women begins January 31.
Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: $40 for introduction class. $210 for all 6 classes.
We will cover all the basics of Ayurveda 101 so you can understand and use the ayurvedic system for yourself.
You will learn:
*How to understand your doshas and imbalances.
*How to take care of yourself with the different seasons according to your imbalances.
*How to design a yoga practice, diet and lifestyle for yourself.
*How to regain and maintain a balanced state of being.

FMI: www.blueheronsynergy.com/workshops-and-classes.html

Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

Racing To The Moon Uphill Series @ Shawnee Peak
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Racing To The Moon Uphill Series @ Shawnee Peak

Starting January 9th we’ll be kicking off our first season of Racing to the Moon, an uphill series for all abilities. Here’s everything you need to know:
Registration opens at 5:30pm and the course is open from 6 to 8pm with a mass start at 7pm.
Cost: $65 RWTM members, $80 non-members, $10 drop in.
We’ll rotate through a few different courses to provide fun and challenging routes on the best terrain available (~1200 vertical gain per course).
Apres at Blizzards Pub with raffle and drink specials
Awards for those who participate in 6 of the 9 events
Equipment rentals available from Ski The Whites with reservation.

Every Thursday 6-8 p.m. from Jan 9 to Feb 28.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/377395369675725/

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Feb 14 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday Night Swing Dance w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom

Join Portland Swing Project for our weekly swing dance, Thursday Night Stomp! Come dance to a variety of swing music from our talented musicians and DJs playing music from the 1920s to today. Try swing for the first time with a beginning lesson 7-7:30 and music 7:30-9:30. Shake off some mid-week stress, meet new people and have a bunch of fun.

FMI: www.portlandswingproject.com/thursday-night-stomp.html

Feb
15
Fri
Chill Out: Outdoor Winter Weekend @ Camp Pondicherry
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
Chill Out: Outdoor Winter Weekend @ Camp Pondicherry

Cold is no reason not to enjoy life the way it should be. Come to Camp Pondicherry to Chill Out! You’ll learn and enjoy all sorts of activities in the beautiful Maine Winter — from survival to show shoe dancing, and everything in between!

This event is focused on adults with a novice level of ability in the winter outdoors, but mature Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to come along for the fun — as long as they can keep up with the grown-ups! More experienced outdoors peeps are also absolutely welcome to spend a weekend in your element.

Not already a Girl Scout? No problem, just register here to become an adult Girl Scout and then sign up for Chill Out: https://girlscouts.secure.force.com/!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/332615170686866/

Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Feb 15 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 15 @ 8:30 am
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

We begin with gentle movements to warm the body. This part of the practice includes gliding and circular motions to release tension from areas of congestion and restriction in the body. You are introduced to slower movements of the body in preparation for more movement in the form of Vinyasa. We transition into standing postures to begin to cultivate stability and strength. Props are utilized in the practice as support. The combination of these gentle movements and postures leads to the cultivation of a strong, flexible body.
No yoga experience is necessary

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Free Fitness Friday at the OA Performance Center @ OA Performance Center
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Fitness Friday at the OA Performance Center @ OA Performance Center

Join the crew at the OA Performance Center each Friday for a FREE workout. You will be put through a warm up and then get to choose from 5 different workouts while working with the knowledgeable coaching staff. Trying to start a new routine? Looking for a new and exciting place to train? Try the OA Performance Center for FREE from 3 pm – 6 pm every Friday!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1920175418059843/

Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

By the light of the evening sky, escape into the tranquil, snow-covered landscape on this relaxing Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour. You’ll begin the evening with a step-by-step introduction to the basic techniques for enjoying this invigorating aerobic activity. Our expert instructors will teach you how to stride, pole and turn, plus give you friendly advice and tips on navigating different types of terrain.

You’ll then practice what you’ve learned on a three-hour guided ski excursion on our groomed trails at Fogg Farm in Freeport. Along the way, your guides will share their knowledge of the wildlife that thrives in this winter environment. After enjoying the scenery and refreshing winter air, you’ll be treated to rich hot cocoa and some tasty snacks. We’ll also provide all the necessary cross-country ski equipment for this exceptional adventure.

Please note this tour is weather dependent.

FMI: www.llbean.com

Feb
16
Sat
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Feb
17
Sun
The Longfellow February Frostbite 2.5K Road Race @ Portland High School
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am
The Longfellow February Frostbite 2.5K Road Race @ Portland High School  | Portland | Maine | United States

$150 cash prize for new course records M and F. 1st place M and F receive new running shoes from Fleet Feet Maine Running Company. Awards for 2nd M/F overall and 2-deep in 10-year age categories. Prizes for Best Victorian Winter Running Apparel and Best Longfellow Canine Look-Alike.

PACKET PICKUP and Pre-Registration: 10AM–1PM, Saturday, February 16, 2019, Fleet Feet Maine Running Company, 309 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101

RACE-DAY REGISTRATION: 7AM–8:55AM, Sunday, February 17, 2019, Portland High School Gym, Upper Chestnut Street Entrance. RACE-DAY PRICE: $20:00
Start Time: 9:00am EST
End Time: 10:00am EST
Price: $17.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends February 16, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

FMI: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Portland/LongfellowFrostbiteRoadRace2016

Amundsen Fat Bike Dash, Norway @ Roberts Farm Preserve
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Amundsen Fat Bike Dash, Norway @ Roberts Farm Preserve

Enjoy skiing at Roberts Farm? Then why not check out your favorite trails on a fat bike. Swing down on Sunday, February 17th as we open the ski trails for a 5k and 10K fat bike race.

Every race participant gets a pint of beer of their choosing (some blackouts) from Norway Brewing Company. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall finishers.

Register online at BikeReg (www.bikereg.com/roberts-farm-fat-bike) for $25 or $30 on the day of the race. Bike rentals are available from Green Machine Bike Shop.

FMI: www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/amundsen-fat-bike-dash-feb19/

Feb
18
Mon
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Feb 18 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

I checked it out! Do boot camp on the beach with Biddeford Saco Boot Camp

Feb
19
Tue
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom
Feb 19 all-day
Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project @ Mechanics Hall Ballroom

Join Portland Swing Project for Beginning Swing Dance Classes! We provide clear step-by-step instruction, plenty of practice time to build confidence and you never need a partner – we rotate in class so you meet and dance with everyone. And it’s fun! We promise.

FMI: www.portlandswingproject.com/tuesday-classes-a–b-level.html

Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Feb 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill

Join as many as a hundred RRCT members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends to hike the loop trail, share some cheer at the summit, sip hot cocoa, toast marshmallows, and hoot or howl at the big orange rising moon.

This year brings RRCT’s 8th annual mountain-top moonrise trek and bonfire. All the fun happens at Pisgah Hill Preserve, 74 Dougherty Road, New Gloucester near the Pownal town line.

The sun sets at 5:20 pm and the moon rises a few minutes later. Plan to start you hike between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm and plan on 30 solid minutes of hiking time on this 1.5 mile lollipop-style loop trail (1 mile loop with a 0.5 mile stick). The trail is well-marked and typically lighted with luminaries for the return. Gentle elevation rise and a rickety bridge on the trail requires some effort; assistance for the elderly or toddlers may be required for one or two steep ledge steps. Bring snowshoes, poles, a flashlight or headlamp, blanket, water, and lots of good cheer. We’ll provide marshmallows and more. The trailhead has a small parking lot which fills quickly. Most vehicles line the shoulder of Dougherty Road. Click here for Preserve details and maps.

FMI: rrct.org/events/pisgah-hill-full-moon-trek/

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

Skimo Uphill Series presented by Green Machine Bike Shop @ Lost Valley Ski Area
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
Skimo Uphill Series presented by Green Machine Bike Shop @ Lost Valley Ski Area

Skin Up, Ski Down! Every Tuesday Night in February!
Lost Valley’s Skimo Series, presented by Green Machine Bike Shop, is every Tuesday Night through February 2018
$10 Skimo event Ticket (purchase in lodge at Ticket Counter)

Event starts and ends in front of the base lodge at the Trail Map (near the lodge entrance) at 6:30pm…Start location may change each week so check in with the ticket counter or watch for updated posts into this event for details

Official race time is 6:30 pm start Can’t start another lap after 7.00 pm.

DETAILS

-4criterium style event
-any ski or split boards allowed. No nordic skis, must have metal edges
-headlights required (trail up may not be lit)
-helmets required
Exciting course is set and ready to go for tonight! Here’s the format: last lap can’t start after 30 minutes. Racers will be tracked along the course at various checkpoints. Racers will be timed and place will be determined by number of Laps and overall times. Points will be given in order of place starting with 50 points for first, 49 for second etc. everyone also gets 1 point each week for showing up and anyone who comes all 4 weeks will get 4 additional bonus points. Categories for male & female. Weekly place prize winners as well as overall series winners Join us after the race for beers and food in the brewpub Results & prizes available each night at 8p in the brew pub area.

**Headlamp required**

Prizes, drinks and fun in the Lost Valley Pub Area after the event. Weekly standings and prizes, random giveaways and series long standings & prizes too.

FMI log on to www.lostvalleyski.com/skimo.html

Also: www.facebook.com/events/601439303628518/

Feb
20
Wed
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool
Feb 20 @ 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Biddeford Saco Boot Camp on the beach @ Fortunes Rocks Beach, Middles Beach, Bath House Beach, in Biddeford Pool | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Boot camp uses interval, circuit, and aerobic training. It will burn fat, tone muscle, improve posture, build strength and endurance, and build confidence. You work out your arms, legs, and core using exercises that incorporate your whole body. Boot camp can get you into the best shape of your life. As one of my campers stated, “I am stronger, faster, and leaner”
A typical day includes a warm up, stretches, the ‘workout’, cool down, a possible game or challenge, and finishing stretches.

Boot camps varying routines are intense sessions that offer a variety of exercises, and challenge every muscle in your body. By rapidly moving from one exercise to the next, with minimal breaks, you can get a cardiovascular workout while simultaneously toning your muscles. And, you burn lots of calories. Its fun, varied, motivating, produces amazing results, and meets at a fantastic location.

Boot camp’s 45 minutes workouts allow you to do strength training and aerobic training in a single workout, which is very efficient when you have a limited time to work out.

FMI: www.biddefordsacobootcamp.com

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Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland
Feb 20 @ 6:30 am
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland SWEAT Project
FREE OUTDOOR WORKOUT

there is no better way to wake up and say good morning than with a group of strangers who all happen to be in one place because of an early morning workout

WHO? Good People. [age, athletic ability, social status, ethnicity – not applicable] In other words, this is for EVERYONE.

WHAT? FREE outdoor sweat session. Workouts are scalable and FUN. The sweat session will challenge you, the atmosphere will change you.

WHERE? Various locations in Portland (Baxter Boulevard/Back Cove Trail, Eastern Prom, City Hall.). See www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/ for each week’s location

WHEN? Wednesdays at 6:29 AM – Rain or Shine

WHY? Because sometimes we need a reminder to wake up and get moving. It’s your accountability, motivation and reason to get in shape.

All you have to do is lace up your shoes and show up.
See you there.

FMI: www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/